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Tom Brady continues to defy Father Time, and has been quarterbacking in the NFL so long he's starting to out-age the men game-planning against him. Brady is 44 years old and will be older than all the NFC opposing coaches in the playoffs -- Sean McVay (Los Angeles Rams), Matt LaFleur (Green Bay Packers), and Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers). 

To let that sink in, here's a breakdown:

Player/coachAge

Tom Brady (Buccaneers)

44

Kyle Shanahan (49ers)

42

Matt LaFleur (Packers)

42

Sean McVay (Rams)

35 

Brady is also older than one of the coaches in the AFC playoffs. Cincinnati Bengals head coach is Zac Taylor is 38 years old and could potentially face Brady and the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. If the Bengals and Buccaneers end up in Super Bowl LVI, Brady will be older than the opposing head coach for the second time in his career (Brady was older than McVay in Super Bowl LIII back in 2019).

Even at age 44, Brady finished his 2021 season completing 67.5% of his passes for 5,316 yards with 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (102.1 passer rating). Brady was the first player since Peyton Manning in 2013 -- and just the third player since 1991 (Drew Brees is the other, in 2008) -- to lead the league in completions (485), attempts (719), passing yards (5,316), and passing touchdowns (43).

Brady is one of just five players in NFL history to record 5,000 yards, 40 touchdowns and a passer rating above 100 in NFL history -- joining Dan Marino (1984), Drew Brees (2011), Peyton Manning (2013), and Patrick Mahomes (2018). Three of the four players won MVP in that season (Brees is the only one that didn't claim the MVP honor). Brady and Brees are the only two players with multiple 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history. 

What Brady has been able to accomplish in his Hall of Fame career is incredible, and now he's been around so long he's older than four of the seven opposing coaches left in the playoffs (and he was a teammate with another in Mike Vrabel). 

As long as Brady continues to play, there will be some weird age stat involving him. Here's a friendly reminder: Brady turns 45 in August.